SAE Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hertfordshire

Games Programming

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Course summary

Love games? Why not make them your life? With thousands of games companies in the UK alone, there is a real demand in the industry for talented, technically able graduates who can turn their creative visions into game realities. This course covers technical programming skills, code optimisation, procedural content development and artificial intelligence. You’ll learn how to design levels, and the mobile development process. High quality games bring together both the technical and creative aspects of games programming and you’ll have plenty of hands-on experience. Through the deconstruction of existing games and Artificial Intelligence principles, you’ll become better placed to understand the markets of the future and how best to impact them. Our project based ‘creative studio’ approach provides a practically focussed approach to your education, through the engagement with authentic assessment activities that reflect industry practises. Many students use their final Major Project as a springboard into industry, creating award-winning projects, establishing their own business or making connections with industry professionals that have led to employment. Put your creative and technical talents to work and be a ‘game-changer’ in the industry!

Modules

Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years. Year 1: Trimester 1 - Game Programming Basics, Games Development Basics. Trimester 2 - Structured Game Development, Game Dynamics. Trimester 3 - Creative Studio 1. Year 2: Trimester 4 - Creative Studio 2. Trimester 5 - Creative Studio 3. Trimester 6 - Major project.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For the London, Leamington Spa and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK students and £13,000 per year for UK/international students. Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,500 per year for UK students and £11,500 per year for EU/international students.
Games Programming at SAE Institute - UCAS